Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday March 26, 2016

Names That Break Computers

Holy crap, how does Janice Keihanaikukauakahihulihe'ekahaunaele even remember to spell her last name?

For Null, a full-time mum who lives in southern Virginia in the US, frustrations don’t end with booking plane tickets. She’s also had trouble entering her details into a government tax website, for instance. And when she and her husband tried to get settled in a new city, there were difficulties getting a utility bill set up, too. Generally, the more important the website or service, the stricter controls will be on what name she enters آ– but that means that problems chiefly occur on systems where it really matters.